Disney+ Reveals New Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline
All six episodes of Loki (2021-) have been released, successfully inserting themselves into the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way. The Tom Hiddleston-lead series doesn't find itself wedged between televised WandaVision (2021) and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021-) but falls between two
The show can be sandwiched between Avengers: Endgame (2019) and WandaVision as it picks up moments after Endgame concludes the self-proclaimed Infinity Saga. The transition between Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the MCU can be pinpointed through the Disney+ series. Marvel's current Phase 4 is less linear than its previous approach and includes Black Widow (2021), which serves as a prequel to Natasha "Black Widow" Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)'s time as an Avenger.
"Certainly this film and this story is a particular case for Natasha," Black Widow producer Kevin Feige said. "But the notion of exploring the past, present, and future of the MCU is certainly in the cards for all of our characters. This particular story of this particular cast is very personal, very specific to Natasha."
Loki director Kate Herron said that it was "always" intentional for the Time Variance Authority to chase Loki Laufeyson (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie Laufeydittor (Sophia Di Martino) through time. "What happened [between] when [Loki and Sylvie] met him and when the multiverse was born was still on the table, that's something obviously me, the writers, Michael [Waldron, the head writer], and the studio discussed and worked on," Herron previously told Entertainment Weekly. "I think honestly, for me and the writing team, we were just like, 'Okay, we'll just keep assuming we're going to get to introduce him until we're not allowed to.'"
Loki has been confirmed for a second season that currently does not have an official release date. Along with its catalog of MCU peers, the first season can be streamed through Disney+.